Hi and welcome to youreverydaymakeup.com. As you probably guessed – makeup is my first love. The journey to find myself, my voice, my purpose has been strongly tied to makeup (and beauty) and its positive power.
How it All Started For Me
I got into makeup pretty early in life, I’d say around the 3rd grade. My mom, who was very strict when it came to getting good grades, was also my cool mom who would allow me to wear lip gloss at school, and this is how it all started.
Growing up, whatever I saw on TV or read in magazines, I was very drawn to replicate it on myself or my reluctant baby sister (who became my guinea pig). This was all before YouTube became the bible of beauty. So you guessed it – the creativity was limitless. I tried every trend I saw in teen magazines, experimented on various looks, and looking back, I’m very proud that I committed every makeup faux pas in the book since then.
Fast forward 20 years later, I finally decided to enroll myself in Make Up Designory (MUD), the premier school that offers makeup classes for would-be professionals. I sashayed into becoming a freelance makeup artist, mostly having close friends and friends of friends as my clients.
I’ve never felt more myself than ever before – being able to live my passion.
Beauty is More Than Skin Deep
Makeup and beauty, more than the obvious effect of vanity, serves a bigger purpose: self-awareness that leads to confidence, and confidence that leads to empowerment. My own personal makeup philosophy reflects exactly that. I believe Beautiful is Basic.
Beauty should be effortless, impactful and aspirational. Thru makeup, you enhance and bring about your natural beauty. Physical beauty is not the goal, rather, the inevitable when you focus on what truly matters. As a makeup artist, my goal has always been to put focus on the Woman, not the makeup. You should never expect to be transformed to look like your dream physical self, but rather, feel transformed to see your inner light come thru.
Everyone is beautiful, you included!
Here at youreverydaymakeup.com, I will share personal insights on various products out on the market and techniques that fit into my personal makeup philosophy. With over 2 decades of playing with makeup and being deeply immersed in the makeup community (what’s hot, current and upcoming), I hope to help you in your makeup journey and finding the beauty within you.
If you ever need a hand or have any questions, feel free to leave a comment below and I will be more than happy to help you out.
All the best,